Finite Automata and Randomness

  • Ludwig StaigerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10952)


The lecture surveys approaches using finite automata to define several notions of (automata-theoretic) randomness.

It focuses on the one hand on automata-theoretic randomness of infinite sequences in connection with automata-independent notions like disjunctivity and Borel normality.

On the other hand it considers the scale of relaxations of randomness (Borel normality and disjunctivity), that is, finite-state dimension and subword complexity and their interrelations.


Finite automata Infinite words Betting automata Finite-state dimension Subword complexity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für InformatikMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalle (Saale)Germany

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